Get this from a library! Basne: izbor. [Jean de La Fontaine; Gustav Dorè; S S Mokuljski; Slavko Ježić]. Jean de La Fontaine was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which. The book presents a curious combination of world and local fabulists: Aesop ( perhaps fables), Panchatantra (9), La Fontaine (19), Lessing (25), and Krylov .

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Jean de La Fontaine

Evidence of this is found in the many pictures and statues of the fontainne, as well as later depictions on medals, coins and postage stamps. But after fkntaine deductions much will remain, especially when it is remembered that one of the chief authorities for these anecdotes is Louis Racinea man who possessed intelligence and moral worth, and who received them from his father, La Fontaine’s attached friend for more than thirty years.

Boileau was also a candidate, but the first ballot gave the fabulist sixteen votes against seven only for the critic. Retrieved from ” https: A year afterwards his situation, which had for some time been decidedly flourishing, showed signs of changing very much for the worse. He still retained his rangership, and in we have something like a reprimand from Colbert suggesting that he should look into ffontaine malpractices at Chateau Thierry. Home About Help Search.

There are many anecdotes, some pretty obviously apocryphal, about these meetings. Your rating has been recorded. In this latter year a curious instance of the docility with which the poet lent himself to any influence was afforded by his officiating, at the instance of the Port-Royalistsfontwine editor of a volume of sacred poetry dedicated to the Prince of Conti.


Croatian View all editions and formats. Poucet, tried to persuade him about the impropriety of the Contes and it is said that the destruction of a new play was demanded and submitted to as a proof of repentance.

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He is known above all for his Fableswhich provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages. During the Second Battle of the Marne it was damaged and was then moved about the town.

Your request to send this item has been completed. J’y allais was La Fontaine’s answer. La Fontaine and his friends: One son was born to them inand was educated and taken care of wholly by his mother. The numerous works of La Fontaine fall into three traditional divisions: In the same year appeared the second book of the Contesand in the first six books of the Fableswith more of both kinds in In the following century small models were made of the bronze statue by Etienne Marin Melingueexhibited in Paris in and in London in In he was, at more than sixty years of age, recognized as one of the foremost men of letters of France.

Cancel Forgot your password? The reading of Malherbeit is said, first awoke poetical fancies in him, but for some time he attempted nothing but trifles in the fashion of the time — epigramsballadesrondeauxetc.

But, though La Fontaine recovered for the time, he was broken by age and infirmity, and his new hosts had to nurse rather than to entertain him, which they did very carefully and kindly. It was about this time that the quartet of the Rue du Vieux Colombier, so famous in French literary history, was formed.


Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. He was first proposed inbut was rejected for Marquis de Dangeau.

He also began fontane medley of prose and fontine, entitled Le Songe de Vauxon Fouquet’s famous country house. On his knee is the manuscript of the fable of the fox and the grapeswhile at his feet a fox is seated on his hat with its paw on a leather-bound volume, looking up at him. Fictional depictions have followed the fashionable view of La Fontaine at their period. Jean de La Fontaine.

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In the same year he wrote a ballad, Les Rieurs du Beau-Richardand this was followed by many small pieces of occasional poetry addressed to various personages from the king downwards. For other uses, see La Fontaine disambiguation. Finding libraries that hold this item Portrait by Hyacinthe Rigaud private collection. Write a review Rate this item: He was no less basbe at the Bourbon Restorationas is evidenced by the royal commission of his statue.

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At this time the patron of French writing was fontaibe Superintendent Fouquetto whom La Fontaine was introduced by Jacques Jannart, a connection of his wife’s. Don’t have an account? He seems to have had no trouble whatever about his affairs thenceforward; and could devote himself to his two different lines of poetry, as well as to that of theatrical composition.